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Course Number:GCWEB
Category:Global Compensation
Field of Study:Specialized Knowledge & Applications
Audience:HR Managers, Compensation Managers, Compensation Analysts, Those New to Multinational Compensation
Level of Difficulty:Intermediate
Delivery Method:Group Internet-Based
Prerequisites:Working knowledge of compensation
Advanced Preparation:None
SHRM BoCK:SHRM BoCK: As defined by the SHRM Body of Competency and KnowledgeTM, this webinar covers competency topics related to critical evaluation and global and cultural effectiveness with the knowledge area being total rewards.
Overview:This is an intermediate level course for those with a working knowledge of compensation. It is not intended for the advanced practitioner.

The webinar provides a detailed overview of global compensation for human resources professionals who are new to the field, experiencing international business growth, or interested in learning more about multinational compensation programs. The webinar will concentrate on key concepts that are needed to manage effective global compensation programs. Discussions will include how to deliver fair and competitive compensation programs across the globe while increasing awareness of the key differences and requirements between U.S. and international compensation plans.

Important components of a global total rewards strategy statement will be discussed as well as how job analysis and job evaluation work within a multinational organization. Examples of how to use global market data to build a multinational salary structure and budget for annual salary increases will be shared. Unique country compensation practices, such as 13th and 14th month payrolls, will also be discussed. Suggestions on short-term and long-term compensation programs within a global organization will also be provided.

The webinar will also include an overview of international assignments, related tax programs and resources to effectively manage international relocations.

After attending the program, a human resources professional should have a good understanding of how base salaries, total cash compensation, and total direct compensation is managed for a multinational organization and have a general orientation to unique programs such as international assignments to manage an international workforce.
Learning Objectives:
  • Developing a global total rewards strategy
  • Understanding the use of job analysis and job evaluation within a multinational organization
  • Using global market data and foreign exchange rates
  • Building a multinational salary structure
  • Managing unique international market practices
  • Budgeting for global salary increases
  • Managing short- and long-term incentives in a global organization
  • An orientation to international assignments and related tax programs

Linda Cox, CCP
Linda is the Compensation Project Manager at ERI Economic Research Institute and has over 30 years of Global Compensation Director-level and consultative experience with major multi-national corporations such as Allergan, Beckman Coulter, Quest Software and Dell. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Education from California State University, Long Beach, and is a Certified Compensation Professional. She is currently volunteering as Treasurer of The Orange County Compensation & Benefits Association. Linda's business and personal travel has taken her to 32 countries and almost 400 cities throughout the world. She also established the Allergan International Assignment Program which grew to 67 expatriates during her 16 year Allergan career.

Credit & Professional Continuing Education Information:

Credit Hours - You must attend for 90 minutes to be eligible:

  • SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP: ERI Distance Learning Center is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. This program is valid for 1.5 PDCs for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit www.shrmcertification.org.

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  • aPHR/PHR/SPHR/GPHR: ERI Distance Learning Center is a recognized provider of recertification credits. HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®) pre-approved this program for 1.5 HR (General) credit hours towards aPHR, PHR®, SPHR®, and GPHR® recertification.

    The use of this seal confirms that this activity has met HR Certification Institute’s® (HRCI®) criteria for recertification credit pre-approval.

  • CBP/CCP/GRP/WLCP/CECP/CSCP: This webinar qualifies for recertification credit for the Certified Compensation Professional (CCP®), Certified Benefits Professional® (CBP), Global Remuneration Professional (GRP®), Work-Life Certified Professional (WLCP®), Certified Executive Compensation Professional (CECP) and Certified Sales Compensation Professional (CSCP) designations granted by WorldatWork Society of Certified Professionals. Please note that the CECP and CSCP designations require a minimum number of credits from executive and sales compensation-related activities. For more information on recertification, visit the WorldatWork Society recertification webpage at www.worldatwork.org/certification/recertification.

Additional Info:

Attendees Receive

  • ERI’s Salary Assessor® and Relocation Assessor® tools: You will receive a free demo edition of ERI’s Salary and Relocation Assessor tools. The Salary Assessor provides the most extensive analysis of competitive rates in existence. This tool has been used by thousands of organizations since 1987 and provides salary and incentive pay for more than 6,300 positions. Salary data in the Assessor may be reported by organization size, industry, and geographic location; reliability statistics are provided. A specific salary planning date may be selected to ensure that data is aged to meet the user’s needs. A benchmark list may be used within the program for ease in analyzing total competitiveness.

  • Webinar PowerPoint Presentation: All attendees will receive the PowerPoint slideshow for this webinar and may use it in staff training.


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